Drip-Free Jello Popsicles Recipe

Do you have independent children?   So far, I have three of them!   This Popsicle recipe is perfect for them.   It was simple enough that with minimal supervision/intervention my four year old was able to give the directions (she loved that) to my three year old who mixed these yummy treats up!

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We made a couple different batches.   The inspiration for these popsicles came from hearing about the dripless icecream that they make with jello, and after having to hose down a toddler covered in traditional popsicle goo… Why don’t we make jello popsicles?   The kids love them!

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What you need to make Jello Popsicles:

  • Box of Jello – we have used cherry, lime and strawberry.   I bet all the flavors would taste great!   Note: the red colors do stain clothes!   We learned that the hard way.
  • Orange Juice – 1 Cup. Love that the new Minute Maid bottle is so easy to pour!   This also adds to the health benefit – these could be great during the flu season, hydrating the kids and giving them vitamin C and other vitamins!
  • Fruit – we’ve mashed bananas, added pureed peaches, strawberries, blueberries, etc.   Be creative! ETA: I was asked quantities, and it varied each time we made them. Probably a cup or two.
  • Hot water – 1 Cup

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While I boiled a cup of water, Z mashed the fruit.   Then I gave him the hot water and he dumped the jello in it stirring for a little while.   Add the Minute Maid and fruit.   Then fill the popsicle cups (we filled mini-dixie cups with the leftovers) and freeze for a few hours until frozen.   So simple!


  1. Sorry Lee, We followed the directions on the back of the jello box for the most part, 1 Cup hot water, 1 Cup cold water (or orange juice) and then we added fruit. When we made the berry one we put 5-10 berries in each popsicle container, with the bannanas we mashed two of them and just mixed it in. We’ve also added leftover fruitsalad. I didn’t really keep track of the amounts of fruit. Sorry. The popsicles tasted great each way we made them.

  2. Hi! Thanks for your comments and question!

    Yes, I am a cash-only gal!
    At one time we had a lot of credit with two incomes. When we went to one income, we still had the debt for two. It took a lot of getting used to but we carry no credit cards, not even for emergencies. We just decided that if we couldn’t pay cash, we didn’t need it. The only thing we have financed is the house and 1 car. We’re not always rewarded for using cash but that’s ok with us. It’s been better for the budget – not always easy though, but doable for us!

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  3. These looks great! I’ve heard popsicles made with jello don’t drip – I’ve been meaning to make a batch. 🙂
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  4. I am definitely going to try this!! I have had several popsicle incidents this summer and one involved a sticky, icky RED mess! It was fun and the boys enjoyed it, but I will opt for cleaner fun anytime! Also, thanks for the feedback on commentluv. I’m going to give it a try!

  5. This looks fantastic! My daughter loves eating popsicles but they end up all over the place. What a great, healthy alternative. I think I know what she’ll be munching on this July 4th weekend!
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  6. Doing the mom loop comment follow. I love love this idea! I am going to go out and get the ingredients today. We have a ton of fruit we can puree and use! So excited to try it thanks!

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  7. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    JDaniel would love these. They wold take care of our drip issues. Have a wonderful 4th!

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    Love this idea. Just bought some new lolly molds, so can’t wait to try new recipes!
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  9. I love this idea! My kids need something to do. I just stopped by from Blog Frog, I love your blog. Definitely bookmarking it! I have four kids and I always need ideas to help me keep them busy and productive!
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  11. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve made them a few times for my kids now and it is our new family favorite! Any other healthy kid-friendly recipes? Thank you!

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